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Colors Passing Through Us

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COLORS PASSING THROUGH US
BY Marge Piercy

Purple as tulips in May, mauve
into lush velvet, purple
as the stain blackberries leave
on the lips, on the hands,
the purple of ripe grapes
sunlit and warm as flesh.

Every day I will give you a color,
like a new flower in a bud vase
on your desk. Every day
I will paint you, as women
color each other with henna
on hands and on feet.

Red as henna, as cinnamon,
as coals after the fire is banked,
the cardinal in the feeder,
the roses tumbling on the arbor
their weight bending the wood
the red of the syrup I make from petals.

Orange as the perfumed fruit
hanging their globes on the glossy tree,
orange as pumpkins in the field,
orange as butterflyweed and the monarchs
who come to eat it, orange as my
cat running lithe through the high grass.

Yellow as a goat’s wise and wicked eyes,
yellow as a hill of daffodils,
yellow as dandelions by the highway,
yellow as butter and egg yolks,
yellow as a school bus stopping you,
yellow as a slicker in a downpour.

Here is my bouquet, here is a sing
song of all the things you make
me think of, here is oblique
praise for the height and depth
of you and the width too.
Here is my box of new crayons at your feet.

Green as mint jelly, green
as a frog on a lily pad twanging,
the green of cos lettuce upright
about to bolt into opulent towers,
green as Grand Chartreuse in a clear
glass, green as wine bottles.

Blue as cornflowers, delphiniums,
bachelors’ buttons. Blue as Roquefort,
blue as Saga. Blue as still water.
Blue as the eyes of a Siamese cat.
Blue as shadows on new snow, as a spring
azure sipping from a puddle on the blacktop.

Cobalt as the midnight sky
when day has gone without a trace
and we lie in each other’s arms
eyes shut and fingers open
and all the colors of the world
pass through our bodies like strings of fire.

Created on: 03 Jul, 2012
Shoe mob

Love the colors :) ~a favorite for sure!

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Nice to see you, susu! Thank you very much!

Posted over 1 year ago
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Wow! Love the colors!

Posted almost 2 years ago | Reply
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Many thanks, Ellen! Glad you like it!

Posted almost 2 years ago
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Beautiful work, Cindy. The color is phenomenal! Oh, how I would've loved to see your installation at the LAMAF!!!

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Thanks, Jim! Me too... A big regret for me not going to the LAMAF. There's always next year for both of us! Book your flight now:)))

Posted almost 2 years ago
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great piece cpatrick! love these summer colors...

Posted about 2 years ago | Reply
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Thank you so much, calvina!!!

Posted almost 2 years ago
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love the poem you found to connect with your art - great, CP!

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Thanks, Elise! Hopefully I will add more to this series before the end of summer! The poem certainly affords many potential titles!

Posted about 2 years ago
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This. Is. Fantastic. Love the color and the comment

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Thank. You. So. Much. Means a lot to me that you like it, Anna!

Posted over 2 years ago
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Beautiful cindy..as always captivating colours.

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Hi Tony! Thank you so much!

Posted over 2 years ago
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stunning stunning stunning!

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Three stunnings from you??? I am triply happy :-) :-) :-)

Posted over 2 years ago
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You were away? I was away but I thought you were posting throughout. It's funny, I just felt that I was too much making stuff to post - like being on a little hamster wheel - and not making good stuff, period. Now I post less but like it more. The stuff here? It's cool. Where will you take it?

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Hi Capel! I was away because my account here was accidentally deleted. All of my images are gone, but the comments etc. were saved (thankfully!) I'm in the process of re-uploading everything. Anyway, this is a new series that I will hopefully continue throughout the summer. I'm glad you like it! And less is definitely more. We all get to that point where the excitement of posting wears off and we pare down our submissions to only our best stuff. It's a good place to be! I promise to catch up with your new work!

Posted over 2 years ago
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Look at that.You are so BACK

Posted over 2 years ago | Reply
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So I am:))) Thanks, Tess! Big smooch!

Posted over 2 years ago
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good to see you posting again!!

Posted over 2 years ago | Reply
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So good to see you, Carlein! Thanks a lot!!!

Posted over 2 years ago
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Lovely image and poetry. Mary is right, good to see you back.

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Very glad to be back, Chris! Thanks a lot!

Posted over 2 years ago
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Beautiful image for a beautiful poem! Good to have you back!

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Mary, thank you! It's so nice to be back!

Posted over 2 years ago

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